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GIANT HOBO JOE

I had a lot of good times with Hobo Joe while traveling across the country as a kid, so when I found out there’s a giant version of him in Buckeye, AZ, I knew a reunion was in order.   […]

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AZ NUGGETZ

Take a trip down memory lane with these roadside attractions and other interesting places along Arizona’s highways.

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SANTA CLAUS, AZ

Santa used to call this Christmas themed roadside attraction in the Arizona desert his home.    

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THE THING

Driving on Interstate 10 between El Paso, Texas, and Phoenix, there are 247 billboards advertising a mysterious roadside attraction known as “The Thing.”    

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METEOR CITY TRADING POST

Greeting travelers on their way to see a giant meteor crater in the Arizona desert since 1938, this Route 66 roadside attraction now sits abandoned after shutting its doors in 2012.        

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ABITA MYSTERY HOUSE

Southern beer company + folk art + roadside attraction + my birthday = the best place ever.    

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WORLD’S FIRST MCDONALD’S

Getting my kicks on Route 66 @ the site of the “World’s First McDonald’s” which includes an unsanctioned Mickey D’s, Juan Pollo Chicken & Route 66 Museum plus I fulfill my childhood dream of exploring the WigWam Motel.     […]

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GET HIGH DESERT

Road tripping through Victorville, Barstow and the Lucerne Valley.

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ELMER’S BOTTLE TREE RANCH

Elmer Long’s forest of over 200 bottle trees along Route 66.        

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